Rose Wachuka Macharia is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya whose deepest professional and life-purpose is to protect the human dignity of all persons.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree, Moi University, Kenya, (2009), Post-Graduate Diploma, Kenya School of Law (2010), Master of Public Policy (MPP), Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford (2016), Master of Arts in International Relations (Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, United States International University, Certificate in Law-Constitution Building in Africa-Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2015), Certificate in Adaptive Leadership for Africa: Chaos, Complexity and Courage, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education Programme (2019) and Certificate in The Voice of Leadership: Inspiration, Influence and Impact, The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communication (2019). She is also a certified Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Rose is the Chief of Staff to the Honourable Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court o the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage as the Chief of Staff and Advisor to the Minister on Policy Affairs. She has previously worked in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education and was also the youngest member of the inaugural Supreme Court of Kenya where she worked as Law Clerk to the Court contributing to Kenya’s groundbreaking and indigenous constitutional and electoral jurisprudence. She is a Board Member of the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) driving vital anti-doping policy and practice in Kenya.
Rose served on the Advisory Board of the Afrika Youth Movement, the largest youth-led movement in Africa monitoring country and continental leadership through youth hubs located in 8 countries across all the regions of Africa. She worked on the Africa-Europe Platform which monitored the implementation of the Joint Africa-Europe Strategy (2012- 2014) and on the Presidency of the Global Young Greens Summit, 2012. She was the representative for Africa on the Global Young Greens Steering Committee (2012-2015).
Rose is a founding member of the inaugural Cohort of the Young African Women Leaders Network. She co-founded the Linacre African Network at the University of Oxford’s Linacre College to provide opportunities for African students to study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom and was recently appointed to the African Union’s Youth Front on Coronavirus as a Public Service partner.
Rose is widely published and has co-authored academic papers with renowned constitutional scholar, Prof. Yash Pal Ghai, UNEP and Natural Justice Lawyers on Bio Cultural Community Protocols and the International Regimes on Access and Benefit Sharing, both environmental components intent on securing the welfare of communities surrounding natural resource and extractive industries.
She is a Chevening Scholar (Oxon, 2015) and holds the prestigious Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (M.B.S.) Award, bestowed by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on 12th December 2019 in recognition of outstanding and distinguished service rendered to the nation in various capacities and responsibilities.